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Military says it will hold crew accountable for  tracing giant phallus over Okanogan

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Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.
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Happy belated birthday, @giac hellvecio Make music, make money, make fun!
giac hellvecio
  
Thank you my friend.
music is a blessing ;-)
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Happy belated birthday from me too, @giac hellvecio \o/
giac hellvecio
  
thank you Haakon :)

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Colorful kokanee part of fall colors viewing spectacle at Sullivan Lake

FISHERIES -- Sullivan Lake is a great option for getting out to enjoy what's left of fall colors -- on the forest and on the fish! The Western larch needles are yellow and the crimson-colored kokanee are running from the lake into Harvey Creek where...



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A very belated, very happy birthday to you, @Jake Moomaw ! May the year ahead be filled with health, happiness, and lots of space news.
Jake Moomaw
  
Thank you @Charles Roth MPC !  It certainly has started well.  As far as the space news goes, the next year should be chock full of stuff.  First flight of Falcon Heavy in December, and the first crewed launches from the Cape since 2011 with both the Dragon 2 and Starliner coming online.  It is a wonderful time to be a space nerd!
Charles Roth MPC
  
Yes, Spokane has interesting geography. I can encounter a moose, then walk 5 blocks to a busy urban intersection. If I walk west from my apartment I'm in scrub land around the river. If I walk east I am in the heart of downtown. I frequently see deer, raccoons, skunks, smashed car windows, and used syringes.
Andrew Manning
  
That's terrible that your local wildlife has such a problem with drug abuse and is involved in the inevitable criminal activity accompanying it. I'm sure the prejudiced police profiling of raccoons based on their bandit-like markings induces a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, in which young raccoons grow to become the criminals society expects them to be. It's their nature to slink around in the darkness of night!
Mike Macgirvin
  
I thought it odd that Spokane would have an elevated crime rate until I did some research. Seems that it's a popular "off the beaten path" place to send early-release felons and hence the crime rate is nearly double other local communities or even the state average.
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Alimentazione e quello che sta intornoAlimentazione e quello che sta intorno wrote the following post Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:08:48 -0700
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I am still kicking myself I did not go to this free event. To my defense: I was not too well off mentally at the time, had to learn quite a bit and did not investigate aforehand. Classical music as such cannot move me off my chair. But when I found the DVD and learned Bobby McFerrin was there. And Mari Boine whom I really, really love.
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Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno
  
This straordinary event in Germany in 2000 was the first time I've heart about Bobby McFerrin. I realised it was the identical guy of the song "Don't Worry Be Happy".
I appreciate the translational character of how he interprets any sort of music, jazz, pop, classical, etnical...
There is on YouTube un interesting documentary about his early professional live part 1, part 2
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When's the last time anyone fled to Belgium? The Hundred Years War?

Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

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Carles Puigdemont and members of his cabinet may seek asylum or set up government in exile, according to reports
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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:15:12 -0700
Lo bello es más bello cuando es útil
La Fundación Juan March exhibe en Madrid la exposición 'William Morris y compañía: el movimiento Arts & Crafts en Gran Bretaña'.

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William Morris: Lo bello es más bello cuando es útil

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Arts & Crafts se constituyó en 1880 y se convirtió en el centro de diseño y artesanía más importante de Gran Bretaña, tanto, que en cierta manera sus modelos siguen influyendo en el subconsciente de la clase media británica, con esa querencia entre industria y medievalismo inventado a que tan proclives fueron los de este movimiento, cuya vigencia real desapareció en 1914, cuando estalló la I Guerra Mundial, no sin antes haber influido en la renovación del diseño europeo y norteamericano, así, las tremendas lámparas Tiffany’s, de clara influencia art nouveau, no se entienden sin la cercana influencia de Arts & Crafts.

No se puede comprender gran parte de lo que supuso la renovación estética de William Morris si no atendemos que, para él, lo importante era crear la casa ideal, la beautiful home, ideal arcádico de la clase media de la isla, con la colaboración entre industria y artesanía, lo que le asemeja a lo que realizaban ya los Wiener Werkstäte, Talleres Vieneses, y más tarde, con su definitiva claridad, por la Bauhaus, es decir, la abolición entre artes mayores y menores e industria y artesanía, lo que tradicionalmente se llamaron Bellas Artes y Artes Decorativas.

La exposición está dividida en cuatro secciones cronológicas y temáticas con la muestra de 300 piezas de mobiliario, de piezas textiles, papeles pintados, joyas, cerámica, vidrio, metalistería, encuadernaciones de libros, fotografía, pintura, dibujo, grabado… en definitiva, un arte total.
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taknamaytaknamay wrote the following post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:52:51 -0700
Who wants to invest in my new company "iBlockchain Synergy"?

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The Powwow at the End of the World by Sherman Alexie

I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall  
after an Indian woman puts her shoulder to the Grand Coulee Dam  
and topples it. I am told by many of you that I must forgive  
and so I shall after the floodwaters burst each successive dam  
downriver from the Grand Coulee. I am told by many of you  
that I must forgive and so I shall after the floodwaters find  
their way to the mouth of the Columbia River as it enters the Pacific  
and causes all of it to rise. I am told by many of you that I must forgive  
and so I shall after the first drop of floodwater is swallowed by that salmon  
waiting in the Pacific. I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall   ...


Sherman Alexie is a member of the tribe whose land is close by the land Spokane is built on. Grand Coulee Dam, one of the wonders of construction during the Great Depression, is about 90 minutes away. The cost of taming the floods and irrigating the crops and the cheapest electricity in the US was the loss of salmon runs, of tribal lands and villages, of sacred places.

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One of my favorite films ever!
Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed.


North by Northwest - Wikipedia

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North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason.[2] The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures".[3] North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United ...
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I loved that film, I will see it again.
JRandal
  
Good one.
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Revisiting the Greenbelt Towns, a Forgotten 1930s Attempt at American Utopia

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Photographer Jason Reblando explored the 1930s Greenbelt Towns, a Great Depression attempt at communal living, for his series "New Deal Utopias."
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The roll-call of Westminster Abbey (1906) (14804505663) [No restrictions], by Internet Archive Book Images, from Wikimedia Commons

by Pietro Torrigiano, who broke Michelangelo's nose.

Giorgio Vasari wrote:
Afterwards, money being offered in the service of Duke Valentino[Cesare Borgia], who
was making war against the people of Romagna, Torrigiano was led away by certain young Florentines; and, having changed himself in a moment from a sculptor to a soldier.
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I'll take it as a compliment that Firefox wants to correct "callipygian" to "Carolingian."
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The Poem of the Future by J.R. Solonche | Saturday, October 28, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
The Poem of the Future by J.R. Solonche | Saturday, October 28, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The poem of the future will be smaller.
It will fit in the palm of your hand,
on your wrist, in your ear.

The poem of the future will not need
bulky batteries or cumbersome wires.
It will be powered by moonlight and weed.

The poem of the future will be automatic.
It will go for months without routine maintenance.
It will be faster, smoother, with a digital tick.

The poem of the future will be lighter.
It will be made of plastics and exotic metals.
It will be available in hundreds of shapes and colors.

The poem of the future will make our lives true.
It will perform in a second what it takes
the poem of the present a day to do.

The poem of the future will talk to us.
It will say things like “Buy IBM,” and “Be my friend,”
and “Pulvis et umbra sumus.”
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#poetry #poem
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
We are but dust and shadow.
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My friend Matthew of Automatic Shoes performing with Tony Shanahan of the Patti Smith Group performing at a concert remembering Marc Bolan and T Rex.


Automatic Shoes
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I have a fever, chills, and aches. On top of that, ssh is broken on my remote VPS server. fortunately Linode provides an emergency LISH terminal for access, but I just don't have the bandwidth to deal with this right now. All services are operating.

So Poirot and tisane until I feel better.
Adam Robertson
  
and how about the aches and pains? any relief from the old down and out?
Charles Roth MPC
  
Fever and chills gone. Still achey. Managed a walk to the library to pick up some history books to read. A very good day, all in all.
Adam Robertson
  
“I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”
― P.G. Wodehouse

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And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Henry V.IV.3


Henry V - Speech - Eve of Saint Crispin's Day - HD
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lnxw48a1lnxw48a1 wrote the following post Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:41:20 -0700
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#Astros 1, #Dodgers 3; final. Los Angeles wins the first World Series !baseball game.
elmussol
  
Just reading The Guardian minute-by-minute...
elmussol
  
Sounds like Kershaw was on it.